Wastewater treatment facilities provide tremendous opportunities for energy recovery. In phase one of the Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt), DOE worked with 70+ facilities to accelerate a pathway toward sustainable infrastructure. SWIFt 2.0 provides customized technical assistance in four critical areas: energy data management, energy efficiency improvements, advanced technology integration, and project financing. Partners receive expert technical and financial training, one-on-one assistance, energy savings resources, data analysis tools, and peer networking opportunities. State, regional, and local agencies and facility partners are welcome to join us and help develop and share replicable solutions with the market.

SWIFt 2.0 is engaging with facilities in a voluntarily partnership to achieve 5% short-term and 25% long-term facility-wide energy savings by to implementing next-generation technologies in one of the following tracks: energy efficiency, energy capture, resource recovery, or advanced data management.

Wastewater Technical Assistance Virtual In-Plant Training

SWIFt’s Wastewater Technical Assistance Program focuses on providing information and expanding the knowledge base of the wastewater sector by bringing attention on four technology tracks: Energy Capture, Energy Efficiency, Resource Recovery, and Advanced Data Management. The program built upon the asks, needs, and identified gaps in the wastewater sector that are present today.

Through this series, the attempt was to:

  • Learn current best practices and emerging technologies in wastewater space
  • Engage in discussions to help identify operational challenges and voice the industry concern
  • Connect with Technical Experts who can assist your utility individually towards achieving your energy efficiency and sustainability goals
  • Connect with fellow water and wastewater utilities towards community building
  • Participating individuals get a Continuing Education Certificate (CEUs) for their active participation and contribution

Session Recordings

Energy Efficiency

Session 1: 50001 Ready Navigator (September 15th and September 23rd  2021)

Session 2: Low- and no-cost energy saving practices and energy-efficient technologies and process improvements (January 2022)

Session 3: Cutting-edge technologies (February 2024)

Energy Capture

Session 1: Solar and In-line hydropower (October 2021)

Session 2: Biogas uses, opportunities, and management; CHP; RNG (April 2022)

Session 3: Energy Storage and Policies; Renewable Electricity Procurement (January 2024)

Resource Recovery

Session 1: Sludge & biosolids management and applications (November 2021)

Session 2: Process enhancements for resource recovery; Co-digestion; Advanced nutrient recovery systems (June 2021)

Session 3: Emerging opportunities: Biosolids to fertilizers and PFAS (March 2024)

Advanced Data Management

Session 1: Sensors and actuators (December 2021)

Session 2: Data management communication, storage & security (August 2022)

Session 3: Advanced controls; Smart controls (April 2024)